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  • At closed event, sheriff's candidates debate department's future

    At a closed-door debate in front of rank-and-file deputies, the candidates for Los Angeles County Sheriff acknowledged that the department must be reformed, but blamed management for the problems plaguing the agency. In a recording of the members-only...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
  • L.A. County assessor race shapes up without Noguez

    L.A. County assessor race shapes up without Noguez
    A dozen candidates are in the running to be Los Angeles County's next assessor, but not incumbent Assessor John Noguez, who is battling public corruption charges. Noguez still holds the title of assessor and continues to collect his $200,000 annual...
  • Deputies in obstruction case say they were following orders

    Deputies in obstruction case say they were following orders
    Former Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aide authorized the controversial handling of a Los Angeles County jail inmate secretly working as a federal informant, according to a court filing by three of the deputies facing federal charges in connection with...
  • Claims allege Baca, Tanaka authorized handling of FBI informant

    Claims allege Baca, Tanaka authorized handling of FBI informant
    Former Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aide authorized the controversial handling of a Los Angeles County jail inmate who was found to be secretly working as a federal informant, according to a court filing by three of the deputies facing federal charges...
  • Filing period closes in L.A. County races

    Filing period closes in L.A. County races
    The field of contenders became clearer Friday for Los Angeles County government's June election, the first in decades that will have no incumbent on the ballot, as a period for candidates to file papers closed. Term limits are forcing out two county...
  • Bring on the candidates — it's election season in California

     Bring on the candidates — it's election season in California
    Monday is opening day, of sorts, in the 2014 election season. In the races for governor and seven other statewide offices, for Congress and the Legislature, and for four key Los Angeles County offices, everything up until now has been a kind of...
  • Candidates for L.A. County sheriff sharpen attacks at second debate

    The candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff sharpened their attacks Wednesday night, accusing each other of mismanagement and opportunism in front of a Van Nuys audience gathered for their second debate. Unlike the debate last month, this time the...
  • Candidate filing closes in L.A. County sheriff and assessor's races

    Candidate filing closes in L.A. County sheriff and assessor's races
    The period for candidates to file their paperwork to run for the open Los Angeles County sheriff and assessor's seats has closed, with crowded fields in both races. Twelve candidates had filed by Wednesday's deadline to run for the assessor's post being...
  • Feds tried to enlist deputy to record Baca, attorney says

    Feds tried to enlist deputy to record Baca, attorney says
    Federal authorities tried to get the son of a high-ranking Los Angeles County Sheriff’s official to wear a wire in order to secretly record conversations with his father and then-Sheriff Lee Baca, according to the son’s attorneys. This is...
  • FBI agents tried to secretly record Lee Baca, attorneys say

    FBI agents tried to secretly record Lee Baca, attorneys say
    Federal authorities tried to get the son of a high-ranking Los Angeles County sheriff's official to secretly record conversations with his father and then-Sheriff Lee Baca, according to the son's attorneys. This is the first indication that FBI agents...
  • Candidates for L.A. County offices begin filing campaign reports

    Los Angeles County election officials began receiving campaign finance reports Friday for candidates seeking two open county supervisors' seats and the county assessor and sheriff posts. Candidates were supposed to file contribution and spending reports...